BOSTON (AP) - Today marks the final formal day of work for Massachusetts lawmakers with a number of major bills still awaiting final votes. They include a proposal making major changes to state gun laws along with a measure tightening domestic violence laws.
BOSTON (AP) - Republican Charlie Baker is laying out what the candidate for governor calls a comprehensive approach to countering a growth in drug addiction. Baker wants the state to work with schools to develop better education efforts for children. He says he would also push for alternatives to jail, including treatment for non-violent offenders.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police have arrested a Boston man for a possible rape at a weekend Keith Urban concert. The Attleboro Sun-Chronicle reports Sean Murphy was arrested after concertgoers reported they'd seen a possible attack on the lawn of the Xfinity Center in Mansfield and took photos with their cellphones. Murphy says the sex was consensual.
BOSTON (AP) - Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) is in Boston today. Priebus will speak this morning at part of the National Association of Black Journalists' annual convention. He has largely been credited with helping the national party boost its fundraising efforts.
BOSTON (AP) - The invasive emerald ash borer has turned up at Boston's Arnold Arboretum, the first time the destructive beetle has been detected in Suffolk County. The small, green insect feeds on ash trees and often kills infested trees within just a few years.
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